David Ndii attacks Aden Duale over hijab remarks as KOT react
Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale is feeling the heat over his remarks on the mandatory wearing of hijab by Kenyan Muslim women.
Mr Duale made the remarks on Tuesday at Sir Ali Muslim Club, Parkroad during the launch of International Quran Competition where he warned Kenyan Muslim women who do not wear a hijab or scarf to find another country to live.
“It is a must for any Muslim woman in Kenya to wear a hijab or scarf. If they do not want, then to look for another country to go to,” Duale said.
Here’s what CS Duale said. Stop misquoting him. pic.twitter.com/ntX1TX3cpM
— Gamal Jamil (@Gamalbrb) December 20, 2022
His remarks have been met with immediate condemnation from a cross section of Kenyans on social media, including Dr David Ndii, who is the Chairperson, President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Dr Ndii described Mr Duale’s statement as the road to Talibanism.
“Duale was not misquoted. He said they will make Muslim girls wear hijab. That is the road to Talibanism,” Dr Ndii tweeted.
Duale’s remarks divided opinion on social media. Here are a few comments from Kenyans on Twitter:
Nobody will do anything to our Muslim sisters who decide not wear Hijabs!
This is not Saudi Arabia or somalia.
Wewe Duale you are in the wrong country following religious practices is a choice in this country not a must#CeciliaRohoSafi #SautiYaWote #SautiYaWestlands pic.twitter.com/39IHUr1JI1
— Cecilia Nakhungu Mbati -Magenyi (@Ceciliambati) December 20, 2022
Ati CS Defence Aden Duale amesema nini? 😂😂😂 Iran itself is rebelling against forced hijab wearing, ni 85%+ Christian Kenya ndiyo Duale ataform vigilante hijab police to target Muslim women not wearing the hijab? 😂😂😂 Why are KK CSs focusing on things that are not their job?
— Nahashon Kimemia (@NahashonKimemia) December 20, 2022
Aden Duale should know that he was given thw2 powerful Defence docket to protect ever deteriorating security islamic regions..he wasnt elected to lecture kenyan women bana..the same women he is bashing facing security dangers from Marsabit,Isiolo etc..Hii kenya si ya mamayako!
— Solomon (@Akokosolomon) December 20, 2022
Stop being petty. You have been brainwashed by petty media Houses. Listen to what Duale said. pic.twitter.com/fzic0dgezB
— Nichasio Kinyua Ngari 💎🇰🇪 (@KinyuaNichasio) December 20, 2022